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Cabot Corp. manufactures and supplies organic chemicals. It products are rubber and specialty grade carbon blacks, fumed metal oxides, inkjet colorants, aerogel, cesium formate drilling fluids and activated carbon. The company operates through four segments: Reinforcement Materials, Performance Materials, Advanced Technologies and Purification Solutions. The Reinforcement Materials segment rubber blacks are used in tires and industrial products. It products have traditionally been used in the tire industry as a rubber reinforcing agent and are also used as a performance additive. In industrial products such as hoses, belts, extruded profiles and molded goods, rubber blacks are used to improve the physical performance of the product. The Performance Materials segment is comprised of two businesses that sells the following products: specialty grades of carbon black and thermoplastic concentrates and compounds and fumed silica, fumed alumina and dispersions thereof. It products are used in a wide variety of applications, such as inks, coatings, cables, pipes, toners and electronics. In addition, Cabot manufactures and sources thermoplastic concentrates and compounds that are marketed to the plastics industry. The Advanced Technologies segment is comprised of the inkjet colorants, aerogel, security materials, elastomer composites and specialty fluids businesses. Cabot's inkjet colorants are produced for various inkjet printing applications including small office and home office, corporate office, and commercial printing, as well as for other niche applications. The Purification Solutions segment products are used for the purification of water, air, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and other liquids and gases. It also provides activated carbon solutions through on-site equipment and services, including delivery systems for activated carbon injection in coal-fired utilities, mobile water filter units and carbon reactivation services. The company was founded by Godfrey Lowell Cabot in 1882 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.